Disability Insurance

More Ways to Reform the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

The recent NPR segment from Chana Joffe-Walt on the disability insurance program has certainly started a conversation. The Washington Post's...

NPR Takes a Look at Disability Insurance

In a recent story called “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America,” Chana Joffe-Walt of NPR's Planet Money takes an...

Brookings Rethinks...Disability Insurance

We have been working our way through the “15 Ways to Rethink the Budget” report from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project....

For Its 77th Birthday, Let’s Give Social Security Another 77 years

Seventy seven years ago today, the Social Security Act was signed into law. Over the life of the program, it has provided generations of Americans...

Options for Reforming Disability Insurance

We have said before that the Disability Insurance (DI) portion of Social Security is too often overlooked, even though it has a more immediate...

Social Security Disability Insurance Should Not Be Ignored

Brian Faler of Bloomberg has an article about the unwillingness of lawmakers to address Social Security's Disability Insurance program. Although the...

Marc Goldwein: Social Security Disability System Is Broken

CRFB's Senior Policy Director Marc Goldwein has a message to policymakers in an op-ed in The Hill: don't overlook the disability insurance (...

Jim Kolbe and Charlie Stenholm: Congress Cannot Afford to Punt on Social Security

Today, two of CRFB's co-chairman, former Representatives Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), penned an op-ed in The Hill, saying that...

Marc Goldwein: How to Pay For the Payroll Tax Cut

In an op-ed for The Atlantic, CRFB Senior Policy Director Marc Goldwein made the case for offsetting the costs of the payroll tax cut, AMT patch, and...

The Social Security Retirement Age

At a time when Social Security is increasingly getting lawmakers' attention for the possibility of reform, raising the retirement age is starting to...

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